prevention

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

prevent +‎ -tion or equivalent. Compare French prévention.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɹɪˈvɛnʃən/

Noun[edit]

prevention (countable and uncountable, plural preventions)

  1. (obsolete) The act of going, or state of being, before.
    • Francis Bacon
      The greater the distance, the greater the prevention.
  2. (obsolete) Anticipation; especially, anticipation of needs, wishes, hazards and risks; hence, precaution; forethought.
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    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  3. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of South to this entry?)
    • Shakespeare
      Casca, be sudden, for we fear prevention.

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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

prevention

  1. Genitive singular form of preventio.